Retired Teachers learn art
California Retired Teachers Association will present a discussion of experimental acrylics, an art form focusing on artistic inspiration, March 17, 10 to 11:30 a.m., at the Multicultural Arts Center. The program will be conducted by Lisa Gilliland-Viney and Sue Thompson. Lunch afterward at Five-Ten Bistro. Cost is $10. For reservations or more information, call Shirley Vaughn-Hulbert at (209) 722-4782
Potato Bar luncheon
The Women’s Club will be have its Potato Bar luncheon March 4 in the clubhouse at 22nd and N streets. Cost is $8. All women are invited. Call (209) 384-5880 for reservations before Saturday. Lisa Wegley of Merced Medical Foundation will talk about stroke.
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Merced College Community Services is accepting instructor proposals for the fall term, August to December. Visit www. mercedcommunityservices.
com or call (209) 384-6224 to get a proposal form. Forms are due back to Community Services no later than March 14.
Odd Fellows breakfast
The La Grange Odd Fellows will have a breakfast March 9 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the IOOF Hall downtown. The menu is biscuits and gravy, sausage, potatoes, French toast and eggs, choice of omelet ingredients, coffee and orange juice. Cost is $6. The Odd Fellows Hall is on Highway 132, just east of its intersection with Highway J-59. For more information, call (209) 853-2128.
Indian Gulch runs
The Indian Gulch 2-mile, 5-mile and 10-mile run is March 8. Proceeds benefit the UC Merced running program. Run the foothills, then have a continental breakfast at the Golden Stag Hall in Hornitos. Check-in and race day registration is 7:15 to 8:15 a.m. All races start at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $22 for preregistration, $20 for club members, $25 race day registration. For details, text Rob Brooks at (209) 614-2442, Brooksjr4@gmail.com or text Gary Davis (209) 261-7799, firstname.lastname@example.org.